WALK FOR POP is dedicated to the memory of Tim Barber, a Tempe police detective who lost his battle with prostate cancer at the early age of 40. Tim dedicated his last years to supporting POP’s mission and the importance of early detection.
POP’s annual walk raises awareness of the importance of early detection of prostate cancer, the second-most diagnosed this year alone. With early detection and treatment, prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent survivable, yet it will take the lives of more than 600 Arizona men within the next twelve months. For those men, a simple 15-minute exam might have made the life-saving difference. That is what POP is all about.
POP – Prostate On-Site Project – A 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation – has two mobile prostate screening units that travel the state of Arizona, making annual screenings easier and more convenient by coming to workplaces, health fairs, and community events.